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An avid people & pet photographer, this blog is an easier way to share stories and photos with family and friends that are scattered across the globe. I'm a blonde who finally went back to her natural color after years of being a redhead. I'm in love with photography, reading, movies, live music, history and my Italian Greyhound Dante. Born in Norway, I've been living in SoCal since I was five. {Photo by Nancy Orozco}

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It's been a pretty darn good week thus far. Last Saturday was my dad's birthday, and although we weren't celebrating until the next night, mom still made him a lovely brunch of apricot scones and fresh fruit.

On Sunday the whole family hung out at the house and relaxed, including the cats.

That night we celebrated my dad's birthday some more with a fantastic meal (on the patio, of course) of cod, fried zucchini, boiled potatoes, steamed carrots and salad.

After dinner, we couldn't help but make fun of Teddy's new short haircut. I haven't seen his ears that short ever! Makes him look like a puppy again (almost).

Dessert was homemade cheesecake with fresh whipped cream and triple-sec-soaked berries. Yummy!

I had a lovely lunch with Nancy on Tuesday, as she lives just a few minutes from my office, but forgot to take a photo in lieu of so much brainstorming and catching up. :) Anyone need their photo taken? We have some ideas for joint sessions...

Dad went in for new x-rays as its been just over two weeks since his surgery. Everything looks good, he just has to remember to take it easy. Easier said than done, for sure!

He's getting closer to becoming the bionic man! :)

Also been doing a lot of this this week:

i.e. Taking dad along on walks around the neighborhood with me, mom and Dante. My parents are ridiculously cute, I know. :)

In other news, I can NOT believe it's already August. Where has this summer gone? I need to get my butt back out to the beach. Luckily, coming up later this month is the Faded and Blurred monthly walk, this time at Venice Beach. Come and join us!

Also, I just read today about something called the OC Foodie Fest, where there'll be over 50 food trucks. In one location. Ten minutes from my house. Have I died and gone to heaven? Even the elusive Cool Haus truck will be there, which Mr. Same Same and I have been trying to catch for weeks! (They make custom ice cream sandwiches. As in, you pick the type of cookie, then the type of ice cream, and they make it. Sweet lord.)

So what do you guys have planned for this month?


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Reader Comments (2)

Holy Mother of Cuteness Ted is adorable!!!

August 9, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKatie

I just kinda want to squeeze teddy he's soo cute. Your parents too as they are fricking fracking adorable on their walk. Glad to see everyone is healing up and's about damn time! ;)

August 11, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterNIkki

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